Social Sciences & Community Programs

Department Scholarships

Langara College scholarships and awards are intended to recognize and support the outstanding achievement of our students. Scholarship and award recipients must satisfy all criteria specified by a donor, unless the donor agrees to waive those criteria.

  • The following are the criteria for Departmental Scholarships:
    • be a full-time Regular Studies student in the semester for which the scholarship or award will be received;
    • currently registered in a minimum of nine credits and in a minimum of nine credits in one of the past two semesters;
    • enrolled in at least their second semester of study;
    • must be in good standing at the College;
    • have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher;
    • meet any additional scholarship criteria specified by a donor; these can be found under the scholarship name on our website;
    • most Departmental Scholarships do not require applications and students are selected by recommendation by program Faculty when they meet the specific scholarship criteria. If applications are required, please check with the specific Department Chair of the program.

Students with a registered disability with Accessibility Services or StudentAid BC require to be registered in a minimum of six credits instead of nine credits to be eligible for scholarships.

Part-time students enrolled in six to eight Regular Studies credits in the semester for which the scholarship or award will be received, and in at least one of the past two semesters, may receive scholarships and awards if the donor has directed a portion or all of a fund to part-time students or for Departmental Scholarships, where the department demonstrates exceptional circumstances, such as high program enrolment of part-time students.

Split enrolment students who are also enrolled at other institutions must have nine credits at Langara to meet the requirement.


Aboriginal Studies

Real Estate Foundation of BC Aboriginal Studies Scholarship goes to a graduating student in the Aboriginal Studies program with the highest grade point average who is enrolled in or has completed either ABST 2100/2101 or ABST 2230/2240. The student must have been registered in a minimum of 12 credit hours in the previous term of the program. (Fall)

Anthropology

The Brain Scholarship is awarded to a current Langara student who has completed a minimum of three courses at Langara, in either Sociology or Anthropology (with at least one course in each of the two disciplines), and who is currently enrolled in, or who has already completed at least one second-year course in Sociology or Anthropology at Langara. The recipient must have the highest cumulative GPA, plus evidence of student commitment to further academic studies at university, preferably in Sociology and/or Anthropology. (Spring)

Fraser Taylor Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to students who have demonstrated a sustained interest in, and enthusiasm for Anthropology, and who are committed to pursuing further studies in the discipline at the university level. Students must complete a one-page statement of the importance and relevance of Anthropology for them and for the world. Students must have completed or enrolled in at least three Anthropology courses in at least two fields and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. (Spring)

Applied Planning

Real Estate Foundation of BC Applied Planning Scholarship is awarded to a student in the Applied Urban and Rural Planning program. Students must have demonstrated excellent academic performance in the first two terms of the program planning courses. The eligible student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and must be continuing in the Applied Urban and Rural Planning program. (Fall)

Asian Studies

John Howard Gibbon Scholarship is awarded to students currently enrolled in the Asian Studies program and have completed at least 30 credits. Applicants must have finished all of the English requirements of the program and should have a minimum CGPA of 2.75. (Spring)

Vancouver Canada-China Education Association Scholarships:

  • The Katherine Wilmott Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students with a minimum “B” average in first full-term of the Asian Studies program with demonstrated financial need.(Spring)
  • The Earl Wilmott Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who has completed the 3rd term of the Asian Studies program, with a minimum “B” average. Student must demonstrate financial need. (Spring)
  • The Earl Wilmott Memorial Scholarship is for a student who has completed the second term of the Asian Studies program with a minimum “B” average. The recipient must demonstrate financial need. (Fall)

Criminal Justice

J.S. Osborne Scholarship for Social Justice is awarded to a student who demonstrates good academic ability in courses at Langara and has demonstrated their interest in social justice through volunteer work, paid work, projects, or interests at school. The interest should be detailed in a 300 word essay submitted to the Chair of the Criminal Justice Department. The recipient must have completed at least 30 credits in any program and have a stated intention to pursue further education at any post-secondary institution. Please pick up and submit applications for this award to the Chair of the Criminal Justice Department at Langara College. (Spring)

Mike Passmore Memorial Scholarship in Criminal Justice is a scholarship that recognizes a student registered in the third term of the Criminal Justice program who intends to pursue a career in the field of Criminal Justice. The recipient must have demonstrated good academic performance in the first two terms of the program. They must also demonstrate good citizenship in the program, the College and the community, particularly in group work and in relation to issues of social justice. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need. (Fall)

Early Childhood Education

Patricia McKenzie Scholarship recognizes a student registered in the third term of the Early Childhood Education program who has achieved a minimum “B” grade average from the successful completion of the second term. The recipient must also have demonstrated a major contribution to the class by displaying a cooperative, understanding and helpful attitude towards his/her peers and a commitment to children and the field of early childhood education. (Summer/Fall)

Geography

J.D. Gray Award for Excellence in Geography is for a student who has completed or is completing at least three Geography courses, both Human and Scientific. Student must demonstrate academic excellence and intend to continue studies in Geography. (Spring)

Real Estate Foundation of BC Geography Scholarships is awarded to two students with the highest CGPA (minimum 3.5) who have completed at least two of the following courses: GEOG 1130, 1150, or 2230. (Spring)

History

David Hunden Memorial History Scholarship is awarded to a full-time, regular studies student who is registered in a minimum of two history courses and has a minimum CGPA of 3.0. (Spring)

Gertrude Langridge Memorial History Scholarship is awarded to students who have completed a minimum of two History courses and are currently registered in a History course. Recipients must also be in the third term of an Arts program, registered currently in 12 or more credits, and have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 in the two completed History courses. (Fall)

Library and Information Technology

Elva M. Wilson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who has completed the first term and is enrolled in the subsequent term. Applicant must have a high scholastic achievement, be enrolled in 3 or more courses and have made contributions to the field and program through publications, tutoring, etc. (Spring)

Lawrence & Kay Moseley Memorial Award is awarded to a student who is enrolled part-time or full-time in the Library and Information Technology program, and who has a minimum CGPA of 2.8. The recipient will have been away from education for a minimum of 2 years or have changed their academic direction. (Fall, Spring, or Summer)

Peter R. Keller Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who is registered in the 3rd term of the Library and Information Technology program and has demonstrated academic achievement in the first year of the program. (Fall)

Psychology

Psychology 2320 Research Paper Scholarship is awarded to recognize research excellence in Psychology. The award is given to the best individual or group research paper in Psychology 2320: Research Methods. To be eligible, students must receive credit for the paper. The award is divided equally amongst group members. (Fall/Spring)

Recreation Leadership

Centaur Products Recreation Leadership Scholarship is awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the fourth term of the Diploma in Recreation Leadership who exhibits the most dedication and improvement over the duration of the program. (Spring)

Course of A Lifetime – Godfrey Mende Award recognizes a 4th term student graduating from the Diploma in Recreation Leadership. Student must have demonstrated a professional approach to their studies during the first year of the program. (Spring)

D.B. Perks & Associates Ltd. Scholarship is awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the third term of the Diploma in Recreation Leadership. The chosen student must have demonstrated a talent for, and an interest in the aquatics area of recreation, as well as a genuine interest in pursuing a career in the field. The student must also demonstrate attributes of a diligent self-starter who works hard to accomplish goals that benefit others. (Fall)

Dylan Myers Emerging Leader Award is awarded to a full-time student enrolled in either the Diploma in Recreation Leadership or the Bachelor of Recreation Management. The recipient strives to enhance their community through volunteer projects or initiatives and must have helped enhance the profile of the recreation and/or parks profession through involvement in related professional associations or organizations. An applicant will have demonstrated leadership qualities within their organization, regardless of their position title. This may include mentoring or developing other staff, implementing innovative processes, or demonstrating exceptional public relations. (Fall/Spring/Summer)

Ethan Filosof – Acrylco Dasherboard Award is presented to a student registered in the Diploma in Recreation Leadership who shows the most interest, and the best aptitude in the following first-year courses: RECR 1170 and 1270. (Fall)

Excellence in Arts and Culture Programming Award recognizes students in the Diploma in Recreation Leadership who demonstrate a thorough understanding for the role of arts and culture in the field of recreation. Applicants must be eligible to graduate in the year the award is given; part-time students also qualify. (Spring)

Frank J. Zamboni & Co./Crocker Equipment Company Ltd. Scholarship is an award for a student registered in the third term of the Diploma in Recreation Leadership who has demonstrated top academic standing in the first year of the program. (Fall)

Grad '97 Promising Student Award recognizes full-time students from the second year of the Diploma in Recreation Leadership who exhibited the most dedication and improvement in their first year of the program. (Fall)

Hardeep Baraich Scholarship is awarded to a student in the Diploma in Recreation Leadership. The student must have taken on special projects in an arena environment, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, be working to support their education, and have performed admirably on an internship in an arena. (Spring)

Hi-Pro Sporting Goods Scholarship is awarded to a student registered in the Diploma in Recreation Leadership who achieved the highest grade point average in the third term of the program. (Spring)

Joe Dukowski Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a fourth-term Diploma in Recreation Leadership student who has demonstrated a talent for, and a genuine interest in recreation facilities operation. Student must also demonstrate attributes of a diligent self-starter who works hard to accomplish goals that benefit others. (Spring)

Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre Association Scholarship is awarded to a second-year Recreation Leadership student who is currently in their fourth term full-time internship. The recipient must have during their internship has completed a project that stands out for impact and/or ingenuity amongst the internships for that year. (Spring)

Leading From Within Scholarship is awarded for the graduating student who has shown leadership both in the community (i.e. volunteering) and amongst their peers. (Spring)

Linda Robertson Event Planning Award is awarded to a student who has completed RECR 1168 and has attained the highest percentage grade in that course. (Fall)

Michelle Stebnicki Scholarship is awarded to a student in the Diploma in Recreation Leadership who has demonstrated a strong interest and aptitude towards their studies. The student must also demonstrate attributes of a diligent self-starter who works hard to accomplish goals that benefit others. The recipient must be a graduating student enrolled in the fourth term of the Diploma in Recreation Leadership and have attended the program as a part-time student (three to eight credits per term) for at least two terms. (Spring)

Mike Powley Memorial Recreation Scholarship is awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the third term of the Diploma in Recreation Leadership. Student must have demonstrated a high level of interest and aptitude in the RECR 1160 course, and a strong willingness to help their fellow classmates. (Fall)

Olympia Ice Resurfacers Scholarship honours a full-time student registered in the second year of the Diploma in Recreation Leadership who achieved the highest combined grade point average in RECR 1170 and 1270 (courses that include ice arena components). (Fall)

Real Estate Foundation of BC Recreation Diploma Program Scholarships

  • One award goes to the 4th term student registered in 15 credits with the top percentage grade in RECR 1170.
  • One award goes to the 4th term student registered in 15 credits with the top percentage grade in RECR 1270. (Spring)

Recreation Facilities Assocation of BC Associates' Scholarship is awarded to a student who shows strong leadership and a high level of interest and aptitude in RECR 1162. The recipient must also demonstrate a willingness to help their fellow classmates during the Outdoor Field School component of the course. (Fall)

Smith-Rennie Award for Excellence in Youth Work is awarded to a full-time student in the fourth term of the Diploma in Recreation Leadership who has demonstrated the most interest and aptitude in working in the youth area of recreation. The successful recipient will have performed well on the internship component and have also demonstrated a willingness to help their fellow students during their studies in the program. Preference will be given to a student who has worked part-time throughout the program. (Spring)

The Recreation Foundation of BC Scholarship recognizes the most outstanding graduate student in the Diploma in Recreation Leadership, as chosen by Faculty. The recipient has excelled in the classroom and as a student intern, exhibited leadership skills in all aspects of the program, and demonstrated a commitment to the broad field of leisure service. (Spring)

Walushka-Warwick Amateur Sporting Scholarship is awarded to a Recreation Leadership student who demonstrates the most interest and aptitude in working in the amateur sports area of recreation. The winner must be working part-time to help pay for their education, and have performed well in their internship. They must have also demonstrated a willingness to help out their fellow students during their studies in the Diploma in Recreation Leadership. (Spring)

Wilsher Programming Scholarship is a scholarship for a third term student who works or volunteers while attending the Diploma in Recreation Leadership and excels in recreation program design and implementation. The student must have demonstrated that they are working or volunteering a minimum of eight hours per week during the first and second terms of the diploma program. The student must have demonstrated exemplary leadership in RECR 1168, which is to be determined through faculty assessment of the following: student rating by team members of group participation; how students model task completion and support of team members; how the student motivates the group to have a quality special event. (Spring)

Social Service Worker

Ellen Leona Bateman Memorial Awards:

  • Award 1: Awarded to a student who has completed the 1st term of the Social Service Worker program who has demonstrated academic excellence (cumulative GPA 3.0) and a positive learning attitude. (Spring)
  • Award 2: Awarded to a graduate of the Social Service Worker Program and is intended to encourage the student to complete a coordinated diploma in Social Service Work at Langara College. The student must have successfully completed the Certificate in Social Service Worker program, be enrolled in further courses toward the diploma, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75. (Fall)

Lorna Garrett Memorial Scholarship is awarded to the student who has successfully completed the Langara College Social Service Worker program and has enrolled in a degree-granting institution with the goal of obtaining a Bachelor of Social Work. (Fall)

Sociology

The Brain Scholarship is awarded to a current Langara student who has completed a minimum of three courses at Langara, in either Sociology or Anthropology (with at least one course in each of the two disciplines), and who is currently enrolled in, or who has already completed at least one second-year course in Sociology or Anthropology at Langara. The recipient must have the highest cumulative GPA, plus evidence of student commitment to further academic studies at university, preferably in Sociology and/or Anthropology. (Spring)